Accession Number : ADD015618

Title :   Remotely Piloted Vehicle Control and Interface System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 3 Sep 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Simonoff, Adam J

Report Date : 03 Sep 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A remotely piloted vehicle control and interface system is provided. A personal computer equipped with an RS232 serial communication port passes an ASCII character(s) as a serial data stream. A shift register device converts the serial data stream to a parallel data character and continuously generates a status signal indicating one of the presence or absence of the parallel data character. A central processing unit, responsive to the status signal, compares the parallel data character with a set of valid control characters to generate a control signal when a match occurs there between. A transmitter, responsive to the control signal, transmits a radio frequency control signal to the remotely piloted vehicle.

Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS, COMPUTERS, FREQUENCY, INTERFACES, MICROCOMPUTERS, PROCESSING, RADIO EQUIPMENT, SHIFT REGISTERS, SIGNALS, STREAMS, TRANSMITTERS, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE